Monday Night DFS Single Game Breakdown: Bears at Rams
We get two teams on Monday night whose defensive strengths could overwhelm each other's offensive weaknesses. The universe, after all, must have an answer to the glorious scoring the Seahawks and Cardinals gave us on Sunday night.
The Rams allow the 12th fewest schedule-adjusted points to quarterbacks and the Bears give up the third-fewest adjusted points to signal-callers. Only two teams allow fewer schedule-adjusted points to receivers than Chicago. One of those teams is LA. We could (should) see both teams grind it out on the ground, leaving precious few opportunities for big downfield plays. We'll have to choose our volatile players carefully in this one.
Below is a breakdown of single-game DFS contests on FanDuel and DraftKings for the Week 7 Monday Night Football matchup. Constructing single-game lineups requires some imagination, especially for large-field tournament purposes.
We want to create a lineup that reflects a certain kind of game script, choosing players who would thrive—or at least have the chance to thrive—if their teams got out to a lead or were left chasing points in the second half. There’s also the neutral script that doesn't tend to inflate opportunity for any one player or team. Understanding the likelihood of each scenario and piecing together a roster that would score a bunch of points in such a scenario is key to success in these single-game contests.
Remember: For the captain spot on DraftKings, the price (and fantasy points awarded) are multiplied by 1.5. On FanDuel, the prices are the same throughout, but the MVP slot receives 1.5 times the fantasy point value of the other roster spots.
Vegas Spread And Total
The over/under in this one stands at 44.5 points, 2.5 points less than it was a few days ago. The Bears' implied total is down to an ugly 19.25 points while the Rams—six-point home favorites—have a total of 25.25. We have a potentially ugly game on our hands.
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